I am again participated in the Sketchbook Project, the project out of Brooklyn
whereby people from all over the world buy a small sketchbook, fill it,
choose to have it imaged or not, and it sits in the museum and/or travels the country!
My subject is Underwater, a topic near and dear to my heart.
I grew up in Laguna Beach, California.
My relationship with the ocean was formed in an area that spanned from
Doheny State Park (before they ruined it with that damn marina) to Balboa Island.
Water, swimming, shells, and sea creatures occupied my life from 9 to 20.
A blessed life!
The project topic was timely for me because I am
so so SO upset about what is happening to our oceans…
I have been for years… but somehow events are now making me
see that maybe “we” will never wake up.
Stay tuned for the entire journal to be scanned and posted!
In the meantime, a few vignettes…
Materials: I wish the Sketchbook Project would offer good paper —
the paper is basically like copy paper!
Their response is to change it yourself!
I don’t want to make a book, thank you, and it is easy to do this
when you are ordering yours made (gads charge more for those who want it)!
At least this year I knew about it going in,
so I had an idea of how I might handle the poor quality paper…
I do a wash that is quick and do not double back or it is awful!
I will be writing in the book too, but this is a teaser of the watercolors!
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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